Thursday, August 26, 2010

Setting up the entertainment system

I have to admit it: I like watching TV.  One of the ways that makes me feel less guilty about watching TV is that we have had a TiVo for about the last 7 years or so.  The great things about the TiVo are that you don't watch as many commercials, and you never care about when a show is on, because you know you're not going to miss it.

The new house came with a big high-def television set on the wall in the basement, so we got a new TiVo for it.  The new TiVos have cool features, like dual tuners and access to YouTube videos.  We haven't done much tweaking with the new unit, since the old one is still setup on the old TV.  But, we love having more space for more shows!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Housewarming present

This was the first housewarming present we received.

(That's a plumber's best friend, in case you can't tell against the hardwood.)

Our family has the best sense of humor!  But, really it's a practical gift knowing some of the...skills...of some of our relatives.

Friday, August 20, 2010

The story of our last weekend in photos...

Last week these people...

...helped us move these boxes... that these people...

...could help us put together...



...bookshelves so that this person...

...could help us unpack many of our boxes.

BIG THANKS to our families!  We appreciated all the help!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Rewarding the moving crew!

I like to say that we didn't buy a house, but that we bought the world's most expensive keg fridge. After getting all the furniture moved, the best thing to do was to track down a keg to put under the bar. The gas tank looked full, so we headed over to the local liquor store and picked up a 1/6 barrel of Goose Island's seasonal brew.

It seemed like the CO2 tank was set a little over-pressured.  We turned it down quite a bit, but the first pour still has quite a large head.

Bottoms up on the first pour!

Sunday, August 15, 2010


After five days of hauling stuff with two cars, Renae's dad came with a truck and trailer to help us move the furniture.  We got it all done in two days and just over three trailer loads.

Backing the trailer in.

Heavy lifters.

The last load!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Right after closing!

We bought a house, so I thought it was only appropriate to start a blog about it.  I look forward to running another great unread blog.

Closing was last Friday, and we've been moving boxes ever since.  Tomorrow Renae's dad is coming with a truck and trailer to help us move all the furniture.

More later!